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Chelsea are trying to become one of the most competitive teams in current football. They want to chase Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League. The Blues have already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Moreover, they are not going to stop. Frank Lampard’s side are believed to be close to the signing of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz. They also want to sign a new left-back and Kepa Arrizabalaga replacement.
For the 2019/20 season, Chelsea’s best XI looked like this: Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante; Kovacic, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic.
But here football.london breaks down the best starting line-up Lampard could have if dream signings are made this summer.
Reece James, Kourt Zouma, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount will be the only players from the current squad that will remain in the best XI.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana could be a huge upgrade to Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks. Atletico Madrid’s Raul Jimenez, meanwhile, could be the type of experience and leadership needed.
Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is the most attractive player in his position given a series of impressive campaigns. New signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are also expected to have their place in the starting XI.
The attacking of the team will be complete after the signing of Kai Havertz. His experience in playing off either side as an attacking midfielder could add a new dimension to the attacking line-up.